The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct disclosed this week that a complaint, with case number #21-437, against a superior court commissioner, has been dismissed.

The complainant alleged a superior court commissioner did not consider her evidence in an order of protection case and improperly relied on the defendant’s lies in ruling in his favor.

The complaint, states:

“I do not agree with the capacity of the Judge . . . and the decision of my case that I had for Order of Protection case against Mr. . . . on . . .”

“Mr. . . . lied to the Honorable Judge saying that he only seen . . . once he went with me to my property to fix the water hiter. Before the end of to the session. . . . told the honorable judge that he invited . . . to dinner and left her on the driveway of my property and she didn’t notice that Mr. . . . was lying (in her courtroom)”

The complaint continues:

“Mr. . . . insulted me in the courtroom and the honorable Judge did not approve my request for Order of Protection. Mr. . . . told me directly that I should go to welfare.”

The Commission dismissed the complaint, stating among others:

“The role of the Commission on Judicial Conduct is to impartially determine whether a judicial officer has engaged in conduct that violates the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct or Article 6.1 of the Arizona Constitution. There must be clear and convincing evidence of such a violation in order for the Commission to take disciplinary action against a judicial officer.”

The dispositive portion of the Order reads:

“The Commission does not have jurisdiction to overturn, amend, or remand a judicial officer’s legal rulings. The Commission reviewed all relevant available information and concluded there was not clear and convincing evidence of ethical misconduct in this matter. The complaint is therefore dismissed pursuant to Commission Rules 16(a) and 23(a).”

A copy of the original filing can be found here.